Karen Gomyo Plays Sibelius

Karen Gomyo Plays Sibelius

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SAT, OCT 13, 2018, 7:30 PM
SUN, OCT 14, 2018, 7:30 PM
MON, OCT 15, 2018, 7:30 PM

Arlene Schnitzer Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Portland OR 97205

Karen Gomyo Plays Sibelius

Sibelius’ only concerto contains such profound and enigmatic beauty that it can only be described as transcendent. Karen Gomyo adds her “first-rate vitality, brilliance, and intensity” (Chicago Tribune) to this timeless work. Classical Concert

Michał Nesterowicz, conductor
• Karen Gomyo, violin 

Lutosławski:  Little Suite
• Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Kilar: Orawa
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9

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A first-rate artist of rare musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity.
— Chicago Tribune
…deeply serious, temperamental and just plain gorgeous… always with a clear sense of the music’s rhythmic pulse and sonic perspectives
— Toronto Globe & Mail

Praised by the Chicago Tribune as "a first-rate artist of real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity", Canadian violinist KAREN GOMYO continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

Karen Gomyo recently performed with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Karina Canellakis and the WDR Orchestra Cologne and the Orchestre symphonique de Radio France, both conducted by Jakub Hrusa.  She also performed the Glass Concerto No. 1 with Hugh Wolff and the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Pintscher Concerto no. 2 with Mr. Pintscher conducting the Dallas Symphony.

2017-2018 season highlights include a recital at the Sydney Opera House, a tour with Edo de Waart and the New Zealand Symphony, followed by performances with WASO Perth and the Tasmanian Symphony.  She returns to the St. Louis Symphony, the NACO, and the symphony orchestras of Milwaukee, Montreal, Cincinnati, Detroit and Indianapolis, among others.  She also performs in recital at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark.

Strongly committed to contemporary works, Karen Gomyo performed the North American premiere of Matthias Pintscher’s Concerto No. 2 “Mar'eh” with the composer conducting the National Symphony of Washington D.C., as well as Peteris Vasks' "Vox Amoris" with the Lapland Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Storgårds, and has collaborated in chamber music compositions with Jörg Widmann, Olli Mustonen, and Sofia Gubaidulina.

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